African Plant Database

Crotalaria cephalotes Steud. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 156 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Crotalaria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crotalaria cephalotes var. moeroensis Baker f.
=Crotalaria divaricato-ramosa De Wild. (1924)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, slightly woody, 10-70(-100) cm tall; stem erect with numerous curved-ascending branches from near the base, densely hirsute; leaves long-stalked, spreading, with linear leaflets 1,5-3(-5) cm long; stipules absent;
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Ecology : Short open grassland and Brachystegia woodland, rarely in deciduous bushland; usually in open, dry rocky and/or disturbed places; frequent weed in cultivations (E Africa); in damp sandy exposed wooded places and at riverbanks, ...
  S. Africa (N Transvaal).
  Affinities doubtful, but sharing features with C. prolongata , a stipulate species.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:224 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 2: 384 (1927).
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